Welcome to this new episode of OyoUniverse, the podcast produced by Oyoun! In this episode, we get to welcome Lora Krasteva – cultural producer, activist and lead artist of Becoming Alman – as well as the producer of the project Claire Gilbert. Together, we talk about how Lora found her way into the arts, what it's like to be a migrant artist, criticism and Belonging.
Lora Krasteva is a Bulgarian artist living in Sheffield, UK. Her experiences of migration in six different countries and her recent realizations from applying for British citizenship have led her to this project.
Lora is part of Global Voices Theatre, a theater company dedicated to bringing international theater to the UK by long-excluded creatives. She creates socially engaged theater with professionals and other community members alike. She has worked with Arts & Homelessness International to advocate for a place for creativity in homelessness services. Lora is a member of What Next? and a founding member of Migrants in Theatre, a movement that advocates for better representation of first generation immigrants on and off stage.
Claire Gilbert is an Essex based independent arts producer, who has worked in several international tours and productions for Barbican Centre, Royal Court, the National Theatre and more. She is also a company producer for BEZNA Theatre and has extensive experience working arts of social change.
Guests: Lora Krasteva (IG: @lorakrasteva), Claire Gilbert (IG: @claire.e.gilbert)
Post-Production: Linda Hamoui (@hamam_talk)
Produced by: www.oyoun.de